MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31810 posts, RR: 72 Posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1986 times:
AA's new Miami-St. Kitts service, talked about last week, is now open for booking. Starts 3 November 2004, this is the schedule:
AA 2299 MIA 1102-1459 SKB WeFrSu 738
AA 2280 SKB 1610-1830 MIA WeFrSu 738
Service will increase to five weekly with Thursday and Saturday flights on 2 February 2005.
I believe AA did serve the route in the late 1990s, but I am not sure.
In the late 1990s, facing little compieition in the Caribbean, American Airlines canceled many Miami-Caribbean routes, instead sending customers to connect in San Juan. However, now facing compieition from US Airways, American Airlines is protecting thier turf and re-launching Miami-Caribbean routes. St. Lucia/Hewanorra launches 1 November 2004, and both Antigua and Grenada are set to be relaunched from MIA later this year. Not really in the Caribbean, but Cozumel is also expected to be launched in late 2004/early 2005, and Hamilton, Bermuda will launch 16 March 2005 pending government approval.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5108 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1924 times:
Wow, that is great news for SKB and other islands that will be getting their AA jet service. I know a lot of people, locals and visitors alike, prefer flying AA.
I am a US lover, but it seems like WN isn't the only one out to kill US. I honestly believe AA can push them out of the Caribbean. Yes it is competition, but there isn't the market for that much competition in the 'small' islands of this region. Don't forget BW. JM, CO and DL scheduled service in other islands.